Nipent Chemotherapy Information

Nipent® (pentostatin) is an anticancer drug prescribed to treat a type of cancer called hairy cell leukemia, which affects certain blood cells. This medication is approved for use in adults age 18 and older.
 
This medicine comes as a powder that is mixed with liquid and is injected into a vein (intravenously, or by IV) once every other week. Your dosage will be determined based on how much you weigh, how tall you are, and how you respond to the medication, among other factors.
 
Before starting chemotherapy treatment with Nipent, your healthcare provider will need information on your medical history and any other medications, vitamins, or supplements you are using. Some of the potential side effects include fever, fatigue, and infections. You should also talk to your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or have any allergies.
 
(For more details on this chemotherapy drug, click Nipent. This Web selection covers dosing information, details on how the medicine works, and important safety issues to review.)
 
 

Nipent Chemotherapy Information

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